[Bell Historians] medieval bell pit

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Tue Jan 19 14:26:41 GMT 2010

Looks more like a hiding place for a bell

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Absolutely right Chris.



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[mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Chris Pickford
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DRL seems to have looked at the pictures, but not the video. In the
video she speaks of the mould being above ground. Metal flows wouldn't
work - and how would the metal in the pit below ground have been heated?

The pit in the ground does look like an inverted bell shape (hence the
description bell pit) - but that's not how bells were cast, as far as we

Hence my doubts


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